An easy 2.4 miles from the trailhead, Mirror Lake is an attraction at Yosemite that you simply can't pass up. Be sure and take your camera because chances are that you will get some great reflective shots off the lake itself from the surrounding rock formations. In 2014, this area only received about 34 percent of it's normal snow pack, so be aware that Mirror "Lake" is not so much a lake but more of a pond. That being said, it is well worth the hike. Remember, that the trip itself is worth as much as the final destination! If you want the easy hike, stay on the left side of the bridge and go up the paved road but if your idea of hiking doesn't include paved roadways, stay to the right of the bridge and make the loop, first on a well established trail, then back down on the other paved side for a different perspective. Be sure and hydrate well prior to your hike and during as well.
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